Surname Distribution Maps


The links below can provide maps to show you concentrations of people with your name in the country of origin.  The area where the largest number of people are located is often but not always the location of the origin of your name. Distribution of people with the surname Cannon in England and Wales.


Distribution of people with the surname Cannon in Scotland in 1841.


Distribution of the Cannon name in the United States in 1840/

Click on the link below and type in your own name to see the distribution.

ancestry.com/learn/facts

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Choose the country from the table below you are interested in, click on the link, type in your name, and take a look at the map.


Tracing Immigrant Origins  Gotoarrow.png  United States  Gotoarrow.png  Emigration and Immigration  Gotoarrow.png  Surname Distribution Maps 

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Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through surname distribution maps. These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries.


Online Surname Distribution Maps

Country
Website
World Names
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
Argentina
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas-ar/
Austria
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Belgium
http://www.familienaam.be/
Canada
http://www.dynastree.ca/
Czech Republic
http://www.kdejsme.cz/
England
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
England
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
England ($)
http://www.rootsuk.com/
France
http://www.geopatronyme.com/
France
http://www.genealogie.com/v2/services-nom-de-famille/
France
http://www.familleunie.fr/cartes
Germany
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Germany
http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
Germany
http://www.gen-evolu.de/
Ireland
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Italy
http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Netherlands
http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten
Netherlands
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
Poland
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/
Spain
https://idapadron.ine.es/fapel/FAPEL.INICIO
Spain
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas
Spain
http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0
Switzerland
http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/  
United Kingdom
http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps
United Kingdom
http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
United States
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
United States
http://www.dynastree.com/maps
Wales
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
Wales
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
Wales
http://www.rootsuk.com/

External links

Irish Name Locator



Mapping the Emerald Isle: a geo-genealogy of Irish surnames
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this Ireland map depicting birth surnames by county from an 1890 census. It uses label size to represent relative birth counts. You can read about the original map on and download a print copy.h

storymaps.esri.com/stories/ireland/